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How to start an online business:7 stories of success

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How to start an online business:7 stories of success

  1. 1. Many of todays ONLINE BUSINESS have started out with the bare essentials.ewebmarketing.com.au
  2. 2. A LAPTOPewebmarketing.com.au
  3. 3. INTERNET CONNECTIONewebmarketing.com.au
  4. 4. and most importantly - A PASSIONewebmarketing.com.au
  5. 5. Lets take a closer look at sevensuccessful online businesses,how they started out and whatwe can learn from them. ewebmarketing.com.au
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  7. 7. Founder:Mark Zuckerberg ewebmarketing.com.au
  8. 8. Starting Funds:$0. Started as a hobby. ewebmarketing.com.au
  9. 9. Where It All Began:Zuckerbergs college dorm room,where he hacked into Harvards protected computernetworks. ewebmarketing.com.au
  10. 10. Start Up Story: Zuckerberg used existing information and presented in a new way to create a new way for people to socialise.ewebmarketing.com.au
  11. 11. Starting an Online Business Lesson: You can work with what already exists to create something newthat people never knew they wanted. ewebmarketing.com.au
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  13. 13. Founders:Larry Page and Sergey Brin ewebmarketing.com.au
  14. 14. Starting FundsOwn personal funds. ewebmarketing.com.au
  15. 15. Where It All Began: In a friends garage.ewebmarketing.com.au
  16. 16. Start Up Story:Google originally ranunder the StanfordUniversity website URL:google.stanford.edu ewebmarketing.com.au
  17. 17. Starting an Online BusinessLesson:You don’t even need yourown website to start youronline business. ewebmarketing.com.au
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  19. 19. Founder:Chad Hurley ewebmarketing.com.au
  20. 20. Starting Funds:Personal Funds ewebmarketing.com.au
  21. 21. Where It All Began: In the PayPal offices where Hurley worked with co-founders Steve Chen and Jawed Karim.ewebmarketing.com.au
  22. 22. Start Up Story:The idea for YouTubewas supposedly derivedfrom frustration aroundsharing video footage ofa dinner party attendedby Hurley and Chen. ewebmarketing.com.au
  23. 23. Starting an Online Business Lesson: Have you ever thought about something that would make your life easier? Work on it. It may also help millions of other people too. ewebmarketing.com.au
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  25. 25. Founder: Reid Hoffmanewebmarketing.com.au
  26. 26. Starting Funds: Personal Fundsewebmarketing.com.au
  27. 27. Where It All Began: In a living room.ewebmarketing.com.au
  28. 28. Start Up Story:Started with 5 members in 2002 and officially launched inMay 2003, LinkedIn now has a database of more than 175million members from over 200 countries. ewebmarketing.com.au
  29. 29. Starting an Online Business Lesson: Businesses dont happen overnight; theyre often launched only after years of planning.ewebmarketing.com.au
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  31. 31. Founder: Pierre Omidyarewebmarketing.com.au
  32. 32. Starting Funds:Personal Funds ewebmarketing.com.au
  33. 33. Where It All Began:In Pierres own home. ewebmarketing.com.au
  34. 34. Start Up Story: eBay, the first global auction site, began as a personal site to sell items. One of the first items sold was a broken laser pointer for $14.83.ewebmarketing.com.au
  35. 35. Starting an Online Business Lesson:Theres a market for everything,even broken laser pointers. ewebmarketing.com.au
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  37. 37. Founders: Jack Nickell and Jacob Dehart ewebmarketing.com.au
  38. 38. Starting Funds:$1000 ewebmarketing.com.au
  39. 39. Where It All Began:In a studio apartment ewebmarketing.com.au
  40. 40. Start Up Story:Threadless began whileJack and Jacob werestill living their 9-5lives. ewebmarketing.com.au
  41. 41. Starting an OnlineBusiness Lesson:You dont need to start offbig - you can start youronline businesswhile still working yourday job. ewebmarketing.com.au
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  43. 43. Founder: James Lillisewebmarketing.com.au
  44. 44. Starting Funds:$6 to buy material. ewebmarketing.com.au
  45. 45. Where It All Began: With a sewing machineewebmarketing.com.au
  46. 46. Start Up Story: Began selling at the markets, but sales were slow. Fashion bloggers picked up on Black Milk products and the company shifted to be an online store only, despite advice to the contrary.ewebmarketing.com.au
  47. 47. Starting an OnlineBusiness Lesson:Listen to your instincts. ewebmarketing.com.au

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